An authority on mythology and folklore, Michael Scott is one of Ireland’s most successful authors. A master of fantasy, science fiction, horror and folklore, he has been hailed by the Irish Times as ‘the King of Fantasy in these isles’. He lives and writes in Dublin.
The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel (2007), the first of a ground-breaking six part young adult fantasy was published by Random House in May 2007. It spent 16 weeks in the New York Times Top Ten and rights have now been sold into 34 countries. New Line Productions optioned the feature film rights to the entire series.
Praised for his “unparalleled contribution to children’s literature,” by the Guide to Children’s Books, Michael Scott was the Writer in Residence during Dublin’s tenure as European City of Culture in 1991, and has featured in the 2006 edition of Who’s Who in Ireland as one of the 1000 “most significant Irish.”
A bookseller for over 20 years, Michael is an accomplished scriptwriter and headed up the drama department in Tyrone Productions, the creators of Riverdance, where he also scripted for high profile events such as the Special Olympics and the Irish Film and Television Awards. He has worked as a television producer and a presenter.